Churton War Memorial Project

Churton War Memorial Project

A committee of local residents was formed to research the names of relevant Churton men whose names should be inscribed on a dedicated local war memorial.

More information here.

Men of Churton

Wilfred Mayers 10th and 7th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment

Originally from Tarvin, Wilfred married Elizabeth White of Churton, sister of the White brothers who also served in the war.

Herbert John Mellor, 10th Battalion London Regiment(Royal Fusiliers)

Originally a native of Tilston near Farndon before his move to Churton, Herbert first served as a driver in the Royal Field Artillery, before his transfer to the Royal Fusiliers. He was killed on 25 August 1918 aged only twenty-one.

John Foster Powell

John Foster Powell was born in Gwersyllt, but moved to Churton where his parents ran a grocery shop in the courtyard of the Red Lion Inn. He died aged twenty-six.

The White Family Tragedy

When the war came, the men of the White family of Churton heeded the call. Brothers, John, Charles, George and Frank all served, as well as their sister Elizabeth's husband Wilfred Mayers (above). Only John White returned home. Click here to read about how the war tore this family apart.

Private Charles Norman Williamson, 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment

Charles Williamson came from Churton village, just to the north of Farndon. He was the son of local publican Samuel Holland Williamson who resided at The Red Lion Inn. He died on the Somme on 21 October 1916 aged twenty one.

Second World War

Joseph Glyn Clarke 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment

Joseph Glyn Clarke served in the Cheshire Regiment and lost his life in Africa in the early stages of the Second World War.

They also served

The Men Who Returned Safely

There were several Churton men who served in the First World War and returned home. Visit this page for a list of those men who are known, although there may be still more yet to be discovered.

History of Churton Village (external web site)


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